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Getting Around Ballston

The Ballston-MU Metro station, on Metrorail's Orange and Silver lines, is the focal point of Ballston. This urban village is also served by several Metrobus routes, all connecting to the Metro station. ART - Arlington Transit, Arlington's local bus system, operates several routes in Ballston. Bicyclists can get in and out of Ballston via the Custis (I-66) and Bluemont Junction trails, and use on-street trails and bike lanes within the neighborhood. Scroll down or choose a link below for more information about getting around Ballston.

Metrorail | Metrobus | Arlington Transit – ART | Bicycling & Bike-Sharing | Walking | Car-Sharing | Taxis | Slug Line | Maps | Trip Planners | Transit Fares & Information


Regional rail service for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.


Regional bus service for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. For additional bus routes, see ART, below.

  • Metrobus routes serving Ballston
    • 1AB – Wilson Boulevard-Vienna
    • 2A – Washington Boulevard-Dunn Loring
    • 10B – Hunting Point-Ballston
    • 22ABC – Barcroft-South Fairlington
    • 23ABT – McLean-Crystal City
    • 25B – Landmark-Ballston
    • 38B – Ballston-Farragut Square
  • Metro Station Vicinity Map (PDF) – includes bus boarding locations
  •® Metro System page – information about Metrorail, Metrobus, MetroAccess
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) – operators of the Metro system

Arlington Transit–ART

ART is Arlington's local bus service. For additional bus service, see Metrobus, above.

Bicycling & Bike-Sharing

  • Bike facilities – Both the Custis and Bluemont Junction Trails provide access to and from Ballston near the intersection of I-66 and Fairfax Dr. Fairfax Dr. has bike lanes throughout Ballston. Access to the Custis Trail is also available via Quincy St. near Washington-Lee High School.
  • Bike parking – available at the Ballston-MU Metrorail station, at the Ballston Common Mall, both outside and in the parking garage, and at on-street locations throughout Ballston.
  • Capital Bikeshare – stations at Ballston and Virginia Square Metro stations, at Washington-Lee High School, and on Fairfax Drive, N. Glebe Road, 11th St. N., N. Quincy St., N. Stuart St., Carlin Springs Rd., and Wilson Boulevard.
  • Bicycling general information


  • Custis Trail – see “Bicycling & Bike-Sharing” immediately above.
  • WalkArlington – information about walking in Arlington


  • car2go – "free-floating" car-sharing, without fixed parking spots, in Arlington and Washington D.C.
  • Zipcar – car-sharing locations throughout the Ballston-Rosslyn corridor
  •® Car-Sharing page – information about car-sharing in the D.C. area


Slug Line


  • Arlington's Car-Free Diet Map (PDF, 1.8 MB) – map of Arlington showing bus routes, bike routes, bicycle/pedestrian trails, Metro stations, Capital Bikeshare stations, and more.
  • Car-Free Near Me™ – maps transportation facilities near any location you choose in Arlington or the Washington, D.C. area, and provides real-time information for ART and Metrobus stops, Capital Bikeshare stations, and more.
  • Maps & Routes page – includes PDF versions of the Arlington County Bike Map and Bicycle Comfort Level Map.
  • Maps & Trip Planners page
  • Metro's Maps page

Trip Planners

  • CarFreeAtoZ gives you all your transit, walk and bike options, including Capital Bikeshare, for the region. This multi-modal trip planning and comparison tool gives you turn-by-turn directions, travel times, costs and calories burned, as well as trips that combine more than one option.
  • Use Metro's Trip Planner to find out how to get where you want to go in the Washington, D.C. area, using Metrobus and rail and local bus systems. The Trip Planner asks you where you're starting and when and where you want to go. Then it finds the best way for you to get there using the Metro system and local bus systems.
  • Maps & Trip Planners page

Transit Fares & Information

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